The State Mosquito Management Program announced Friday that mosquitoes trapped in Norwalk on July 2 tested positive for West Nile Virus.
This marks the first positive test for West Nile in the state in 2013.
"The West Nile virus season has started," said Dr. Theodore Andreadis, chief medical entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. "Early- to mid-July is when we typically start to see an increase in infected mosquitoes and is a reminder for people to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites now through September."
Connecticut residents are reminded to protect themselves from mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases.
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